Matt Reid | Senior Software Developer

Matthew Reid is a software and web developer, specialising in Java and the JVM, js and web frameworks. He has a passion for clean code, entrepreneurship, company culture and making the world a better place.

I recently needed to be able to kick off a jar file running for a batch job in the background from a linux shell. After some googling I found the required steps.

I have been writing some data import programs recently and have had trouble with foreign characters in a text file I was reading. The solution is in fact very simple. To create a BufferedReader for a file in UTF-8 format, simply write the following:

Elasticsearch is a distributed, scalable nosql search server built on lucene. It can use plugins(rivers) to hook into changes made on other databases such ascouchdb. 

I was recently importing data from various sources, some of which had some non-standard (unicode) characters. In particular I wanted a way to remove the accents from french letters from á to a  

Just a quick tip for finding a folder in linux. Replace mongo with the name of the folder you are searching for: